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Sohel
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Highscore challenge!

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I thought it may be fun to share some of the greatest highscores that you ended up with.
Here is my highest scored game so far (considering a win after round 3):
https://boardgamearena.com/6/resarcana?table=147605585

14 points by the end of round 3
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sheldortheconquerer
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https://boardgamearena.com/table?table=148372356
I just now managed to win on round 3 for the first time ever for me and somehow pulled it off two games in a row. My first one (https://boardgamearena.com/table?table=148372356) ties your score of 14, which I would've had 2-3 points less than if not for the 2 essences I received from an opponents hand of glory. The second one I was emboldened to go for it from the last game and managed a less stunning 12 points(especially since I still got handouts from my opponents fiery whip.) https://boardgamearena.com/table?table=148383642

It seems like you need to get a ton of mostly monocolored essences as well as an x-gold converter (philosophers stone or athanor; but I haven't seen a turn 3 athanor but could be possible with a reanimate, might lose too much time needing to burn reanimates on it and/or playing it turn 1 though). My guess as to the main ways to generate the sheer essences needed are some combination of 1 or more of the following:
1: corrupt altar+ some strong generators you also sacrifice, ideally with a reanimate ability for the altar on the final turn
2: getting a treant with perfect timing against an opponent playing for a round 2 catacombs
3: an opening hand of sea serpent, dagger, dragon tooth with transmuter +essence magic item would collect 18 red from dragon tooth round 2, which could be reinvested into at least 27 red which might be enough.
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diamant
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I just finished this game with a score of 17: https://boardgamearena.com/table?table=145694580 .

There is not much merit in getting such a score, which can only be achieved by scoring at least 8 points in the final round.
In this game, I could choose 2 creatures and 3 dragons among my 8 artifacts. I think I could have done without the Sacred Grove, given its small contribution in terms of victory points. Is it worth buying a Location to prevent an opponent from taking it?
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Nolan Kryptonite
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Also got 17, could have gotten more but didn't want to risk not being able to get it.
https://boardgamearena.com/table?table=149515403

Strategy was to use the Alembic to change massive amounts of water into gold, then buy monuments until out of money.
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sheldortheconquerer
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diamant wrote: 21 February 2021, 19:46 I just finished this game with a score of 17: https://boardgamearena.com/table?table=145694580 .

There is not much merit in getting such a score, which can only be achieved by scoring at least 8 points in the final round.
In this game, I could choose 2 creatures and 3 dragons among my 8 artifacts. I think I could have done without the Sacred Grove, given its small contribution in terms of victory points. Is it worth buying a Location to prevent an opponent from taking it?
In 2p it can definitely be worth taking a location to stop someone else from getting it. Locations are the main way you turn essences into points so for some strategies losing a key place of power will hurt a ton. It's still a huge investment though so if the place isn't great for you be very sure it's worth it if you decide to take it anyway. Also I think the merit to the highscores posted so far was from a perspective of them being high but also on early rounds where it may be surprising you could get that many points by then.
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Dracarysss
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19 points in 4 rounds, coral castle, chalice of life and hypnotic basin

https://boardgamearena.com/gamereview?table=163329006
Ronin Ronin
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https://boardgamearena.com/table?table=263073550
Engine + Prism is a sick combo. This is the highest points record I ever had and I don't think I could beat this ever within 5 rounds.
It was just that lucky to draw engine, prism and chalice so fast.
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Cheauwn
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